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by Chris_A
Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: An Ironic Post
Replies: 50
Views: 32460

In the powerlifting world, they also train for explosive power. You lower the weight and then push/pull through the exercise as fast as possible. This is often done for sport specific training as well as to help you break through a sticking point in your heavy lifts. It’s called Plyometrics. Not to ...
by Chris_A
Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Arnold Dumbbell Press
Replies: 8
Views: 4510

It’s a great exercise, and I like to use it from time to time. At the start of the movement, it really stresses the anterior delts almost like a DB Front Raise. As you begin the rotation, you call more of the lateral delts into play. It’s like two exercises in one: a DB Front Raise to isolate the an...
by Chris_A
Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Simple, Functional, Power Exercises?
Replies: 21
Views: 11062

Re: Different Approach...

Also, Cross Fit and Kettlebell training is brutal. In discussing kettlebell training with someone once they told me the could have me puking in 10 minu Last week, Stronglifts took a look at CrossFit and how you might be able to use it in a 5x5 strength program. First he discussed what he liked abou...
by Chris_A
Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shrug Variantions Question
Replies: 12
Views: 8419

Just remembered about this Paul Kelso interview by Mike Roberston a few weeks ago, http://www.robertsontrainingsystems.com/newsletter/june302008.htm KPj Thanks KPj! In that article he says: But, none of my books are for beginners; they assume at least basic training experience on the part of the re...
by Chris_A
Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: LINK BETWEEN COORDINATION AND METABOLISM???
Replies: 5
Views: 11407

Ok. It’s just that when you said: This "contraction" is made up of a certain amount of motor units ( not to be confused with muscle fibers ). It seemed you might be confused about what a motor unit is as you clearly state a motor unit is not to be confused with muscle fiber. On the contrary, a motor...
by Chris_A
Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shrug Variantions Question
Replies: 12
Views: 8419

If I’m reading Kelso right, he is suggesting a sort of “forced rep” past the point of volitional failure. That is, you would do the exercise such as the Bent Row first for the regular number of reps to failure, then do the shrug movement at the end. The idea being that you have exhausted the primary...
by Chris_A
Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shrug Variantions Question
Replies: 12
Views: 8419

Thanks for the info Tim! I’ve not heard of the Kelso Shrug System. Seems a bit odd to me....can you give a brief explanation of the premise? Kind of like how doing Squats enhances muscular growth in your upper body due to greater GH produced in Squats. I found this on the net. Because the arms and o...
by Chris_A
Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shrug Variantions Question
Replies: 12
Views: 8419

Ah, thanks for the further explanation. No, doing that wouldn’t help much at all. In a Pull-Up, you need strong Lats, mid Traps, and Biceps. The movement you describe wouldn’t make you any stronger in a Pull-Up movement, but you would get stronger in that particular Shrug movement. The Push-Up movem...
by Chris_A
Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is this is a logical thing to do?
Replies: 8
Views: 4069

The 9-12 rep range is the ideal range for Hypertrophy (increase in muscle size). Once you get to 8 reps or below, there is a shift to strength gains more so than Hypertrophy. Above 12 reps, and you're getting into endurance.

Here is a link that talks about the rep ranges.
by Chris_A
Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shrug Variantions Question
Replies: 12
Views: 8419

I don’t think I fully understand your question since each of the exercises you listed requires the arms to bend at the elbows and will require articulation of the shoulder. If your wife is having problems completing a desired exercise, especially a body weight movement, there are many ways around th...
by Chris_A
Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: LINK BETWEEN COORDINATION AND METABOLISM???
Replies: 5
Views: 11407

I don’t think so. A motor unit is a 2 piece package. It is a single motor neuron and all of the muscle fibers it innervates. The eye for example has motor units composed of one motor neuron and 10 or so muscle fibers. Large motor units have a single motor neuron and up to 2,000 or more muscle fibers...
by Chris_A
Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: weird question regarding pain in my hand...
Replies: 17
Views: 7329

TimD wrote:A fewdays ago,a guy saw my can and asked if he could try some. I said sure, and the idiot snorted it.
Holy &*#%!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'd pay to have seen that!
by Chris_A
Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Low Bar Position: Squat
Replies: 24
Views: 13529

You can usually look and see the difference between special technique and clueless. Dan John’s “Power Curl” was a Power Clean with a reverse grip. He started from the floor at first, and then went down to the ankles (RDL height). Al Oerter was doing a reverse grip Hang Clean, and has been credited w...
by Chris_A
Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: how much do you eat before working out?
Replies: 8
Views: 4222

I think the biggest upside is fat burning. Studies have shown that in fasted individuals, free fatty acid concentrations are much higher, and fat oxidation is greatly increased. The downside is performance is decreased, and you are in a catabolic state meaning you are tearing down your muscles. Stud...
by Chris_A
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Holding breath during lift (Valsalva maneuver)
Replies: 6
Views: 9073

TheHeb wrote:you're not simply holding your breath, but rather exhaling forcibly against a closed airway.
The "glottis" to be exact. :grin: